​​​Hill Descent Control Warning Light

car on slope warning light

The Bulb Check: ​​​​Hill Descent Control Warning Light

​​​​​​​​​​​When this light is illuminated, the system is active and monitors the wheels to keep them in check. ​Some systems must be ​turned on manually while others may turn on automatically. ​Your owner’s manual ​should detail how your vehicle’s hill descent control works and when you can use it.

​This indicator light cannot tell you when the brakes are being applied, but you’ll know it’s working if your vehicle is maintaining a constant speed without you having to apply the brakes. ​The hill descent control uses the ABS to function, any problems with your ABS system will likely prevent you from using the hill descent control system.

​​What to Do: ​​​​Hill Descent Control Warning Light

​​​​​The Hill Descent Control System is designed to keep the vehicle under control, so you should be using it when necessary. Even though the car is maintaining your speed, you will still need to be cautious when going down a hill. The vehicle will not know if you need to use the brakes for an obsticle, so always be prepared to step on the brake.